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AS Psychosocial Rehabilitation

A joint Associate of Science Degree in
Psychosocial Rehabilitation is offered in
cooperation with the School of Health Related
Professions (SHRP) at Rutgers University. A
degree is awarded simultaneously by Ocean County
College and Rutgers.
Psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners provide
services and supports to people with severe
mental illnesses and other disabilities,
empowering them to manage their illnesses and
live rewarding and productive lives in the
community. Psychosocial rehabilitation
practitioners assist people in obtaining the
skills, support and resources they will need to
achieve success and satisfaction in their social,
vocational, educational and independent living
environments. The overall goals of this field are
promotion of recovery, community integration, and
improved quality of life for people coping with
psychiatrict disabilities. There are ample career
opportunities for PSR practitioners in a variety
of rehabilitation programs and community mental
health settings. The knowledge and skills of the
PSR practitioner qualify him/her to provide
supportive counseling, case management services,
and vocational rehabilitation interventions. The
practitioner is also prepared to facilitate
skills training groups as well as
psycho-education and support groups. To meet the
demand for qualified professionals in this area,
Rutgers School of Health Professions (SHP) now
offers a full psychiatric rehabilitation career
ladder - from the associate's through the Ph.D.
This program will provide you with the basic
skills and rehabilitation techniques to begin
your career. As part of the program, you will
complete two semesters of fieldwork at a
community service agency.
Students will complete 34 pre-professional
general education credits at Ocean County
College, and 30 Psychosocial Rehabilitation
credits through the Rutgers SHP Scotch Plains or
Stratford campus. this course of study can be
completed on either a full or part-time basis. 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To apply for admission to the Psychosocial
Rehabilitation program at Rutgers students must:
 - be a matriculated student at Ocean County
College
 - be a current resident of Ocean County
 - show completion of all 34 general education
credits required prior to the start of the
professional course work. (Note: 32 of the 34
general education credits must be completed at
OCC)
 - hold a High School Diploma or equivalent
 - submit all Official College Transcripts to
Rutgers
 - submit New Jersey College Basic Skills Test
Scores and show evidence of the completion of all
basic skills courses
 - have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for college-level
courses

INTERESTED STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE A STUDENT
INFORMATION SHEET AND SUBMIT TO MARY FENNESSY IN
THE OCC SCHOOL OF NURSING & HEALTH SCIENCE.
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROGRAM AND
ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS CAN BE OBTAINED BY
EMAILING mfennessy@ocean.edu

Program Objectives

 - To Train paraprofessionals and professionals
to competently promote recovery and community
integration for those with psychiatric
disabilities.
 - To facilitate improving the quality of life
for people with psychiatric disabilities across a
wide variety of social service and community
agency settings.
 - To open career opportunities in the field for
competently trained and qualified
paraprofessionals.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Pre-professional general education requirements
34 credits as follows:

ENGL 151 English I
ENGL 152 English II
Humanities - any GHUM course
PSYC 172 General Psychology
CSIT 110 Computer Literacy OR CSIT 123 Integrated
Office Software OR INFO 110 Library Research &
Information Literacy
Mathematics - MATH 156 Statistics (or higher)
Lab Science (BIOL 114 or BIOL 161 or BIOL 130
recommended)
SOCI 181 Intro to Sociology
Any General Education Course from the approved
list
Elective course

Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Treatment Program
at Rutgers - 30 credits
PSRT 1101 Intro to Principles of Psychosocial
Rehabiliation
PSRT 1102 Communication Techniques for
Interviewing and Counseling
PSRT 1103 Intro to Group Dynamics and Process
PSRT 1204 Clinical Principles in Psychosocial
Rehabilitation and Treatment
PSRT 1019 Clinical Practicum in Psychosocial
Rehabilitation I
PSRT 2121 Community Resource Management
PSRT 2019 Clinical Practicum in Psychosocial
Rehabilitation II
PSRT 2231 Emerging Topics in Psychosocial
Rehabilitation and Treatment

64 credits total

Required Courses:

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